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St Faith, Berrow, Worcestershire

(52°0′27″N, 2°18′5″W)
SO 794 344
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Built of grey rubble, the church consists of a 12thc. nave and chancel without an arch, lengthened in 14thc., S aisle and embattled W tower of 15thc. which has a prominent corner stair turret. There is a 12thc. N nave doorway with a 14th-15thc. timber porch, a carved font and a chip-carved fragment reset in the tower.


At the time of the Domesday Survey the manor of Berrow was evidently included in Overbury, of which parish it was a chapelry. Overbury belonged to the Prior and convent of Worcester, and from an early date Berrow was held under the prior. The overlordship passed with the other possessions of the priory at the Dissolution to the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Robert de Berrow probably held this manor in 1174-5. The chapel was probably built on his land in the 12thc. It was recognized as a chapel of Overbury in 1194.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration





The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.III, London 1913, 257–261.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire, Harmondsworth 1968, 81.